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Book Review: Sealed with a Kiss by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Sealed with a Kiss by Sarra Manning

I have put off writing this review for almost a week. Frankly it’s because it was just average, and it bored me. And I really didn’t want to have to put that in words. While I really enjoyed French Kiss, it came with a sort of caveat that the series would show a lot of character growth and development. Kiss and Make Up was a hot damn mess and I rather disliked it, though I saw the realism in it and the potential for the series ender to impress me again. It… didn’t happen. It just didn’t. By the third book you’ll have gotten used to […]

Posted October 21, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Kiss and Make Up by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Kiss and Make Up by Sarra Manning

Aww man. I genuinely liked French Kiss, though I had a few issues with it, primarily stemming from the lack of character and relationship development and the heavy reliance on the undeniably electrifying chemistry. And while I still enjoyed reading Kiss and Make Up, we have definitely hit guilty pleasure territory now, because this was a hot damn mess. As the title and blurb indicate, while things ended rather rosily for Edie and Dylan at the end of book 1, all is not well in this book. Soon after they get together, they hit a major speed bump. But that undeniable chemistry is still there. […]

Posted October 18, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: French Kiss by Sarra Manning

Book Review: French Kiss by Sarra Manning

Oh, French Kiss. You adorable little book, you. *pets* I’ll say upfront that I didn’t like French Kiss nearly as much as my all-time favorite, Adorkable. But still there is so much enjoyment in this book, and I am sure by now that Sarra Manning is one of those authors of whom I want to read all their work. I got off to a rocky start with this book. Edie, the main character, is a weird one. At first I totally couldn’t place her personality (or rather, figure out if she had one or not). That, I think, was primarily kind of a disappointment to me because […]

Posted October 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

Book Review: Adorkable by Sarra Manning

I’m pretty sure we all know the quote, “We read to know we are not alone,” by C.S. Lewis. That sums up what this book means to me. This book is the closest that has ever come to being a reflection of me and my life up to now. It is so relatable, and when I find books like that, I start crying. Needless to say, this book is an all-time favorite for me – one of the most special books I have ever read. However, not everyone will have that reaction to this book. So I’m going to try to point out the merits […]

Posted September 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 19 Comments
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Book Review: A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

A Midsummer’s Nightmare is going on my favorites shelf. I read this heartfelt and authentic contemporary in one sitting, literally unable to put it down, and I felt the full spectrum of emotions while reading it. I laughed out loud. I cried (for real). This book holds a special place in my heart. Contemporary doesn’t get any better than this. Let me first focus on how relatable this plot was to me, because that is one of the things that really compelled me to keep reading until I was done in the middle of the night. My parents are divorced. It was not a friendly divorce. […]

Posted July 11, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Altered by Jennifer Rush

Book Review: Altered by Jennifer Rush

Altered came to my notice with only the highest recommendations from Amber (and Judith), and thus there was a considerable amount of hype and expectations built up for me. Did the book meet those expectations? Not entirely. However, all the same, Altered is an action-packed thrill ride with some pretty awesome characters. I did enjoy it immensely. One thing really kept me from finding this the “asdfjkl; awesome” book I thought it would be, and that would be… Anna and Sam. Both characters, to me, were rather boring. Anna, as the main character, didn’t really have that spark to make me love her. Though she certainly did […]

Posted June 29, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

I am in love with a book and its title is The DUFF. I love this book to pieces. I want to cry over its perfection. I want to marry this book. I honestly couldn’t find a single flaw, so yes, this is going to be a gush fest. You may as well just skip reading this, scroll back up and click those buy links. Because you want to read this. You do. Can we just start with the flawless awesomeness that is Bianca? I love her. She’s down-to-earth, realistic, and relatable. She made me fall in love with her when in the first 20 pages […]

Posted June 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 22 Comments
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Book Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Book Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Ultraviolet is one of those books that I saw everywhere. All of my blogging friends and people I follow loved it, pretty much. So it was on my radar for a while, but I kept putting it off because… I was scared. Scared it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But I will never do that again. This book was amazing and I’m pretty much demanding that everyone reads it. Time for a different kind of review. Are you tired of lackluster writing in YA? Read Ultraviolet. The darkness behind my eyelids was thick and stank of chemicals, as though someone had poured black oil […]

Posted April 18, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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